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first_imgAfter many authors’ failed attempts to write a biography about one of technology’s biggest and most influential people, Steve Jobs finally found someone who he’ll allow to tell his story. Publisher Simon & Schuster announced Sunday that Walter Isaacson will be penning the first Jobs-approved biography entitled “iSteve: The Book of Jobs,” which is due out in early 2012.Isaacson, a former top executive at CNN and Time magazine, started writing the book in 2009. During that time, the author interviewed Jobs’ colleagues, family, competitors, and the man himself. This may not seem like an impressive feat, but Jobs has been adamantly opposed to his life story being put into words by other authors in the past.In fact, Jobs demanded that Apple stores ban any books published by John Wiley & Sons when the company planned to write an unauthorized biography in 2005 called “iCon: Steve Jobs, The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business.” Jobs didn’t take kindly to that, and many publishers were probably shaking in their boots at the thought of writing another Jobs biography and getting kicked out of the Apple Store club.It’s no secret that Jobs has been dealing with a number of health problems and is taking his third leave of absence from running the company. Could Jobs’ ailing health be a contributing factor as to why he’s finally allowing a biography to be written about him?Whatever the reason, Jobs seemed to take a liking to Isaacson who has written best-selling biographies about Benjamin Franklin, and Albert Einstein. Jonathan Karp, publisher of Simon & Schuster, said in a statement that Isaacson is telling a “unique story of revolutionary genius,” similar to how he wrote Franklin and Einstein’s biographies.Isaacson is currently the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a international nonprofit in Washington, D.C.via AP (ABC News)last_img

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